College Planning

Current Scholarships

Please note that our College Scholarship list is updated as scholarships come in, usually a weekly basis.  Please scroll through the entire list to check for new updates. For Senior announcements and scholarship info, join the Remind 101 GMHS Senior Announcements 2017-2018 group.

Seniors, as you receive academic and athletic scholarships, please bring a copy of the notification letter to Mrs. Davidson in Student Services by May 1, 2018. Scholarships are announced at the May Awards Ceremony. In addition, the total scholarship dollars offered the Class of 2018 will be announced at graduation in June. You do not have to attend the college that offers you the scholarship in order for your scholarship to be included in the class total.

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  • UNC- Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship: Deadline- 09/13/17

    Posted by Stacy Davidson at 8/8/2017

    The Morehead-Cain Foundation seeks driven, courageous, and curious leaders interested in embracing new and unknown experiences and cultivating their legacy as a positive force.


    The Morehead-Cain is a four-year, fully funded educational experience for students of the highest caliber. It is so much more than tuition and room and board at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We set your potential free. We offer life-changing summer enrichment and Discovery Fund experiences. Immersion in a dynamic student body at a world-class university. And lifetime connection to an unparalleled community of Morehead-Cains scattered across the planet.


    To be eligible you must be:

    • A competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • In 12th grade and on track to graduate in the spring of 2018
    • Unmarried and without children


    To be selected you must demonstrate: Moral Force of Character, Scholarship, Physical Vigor, and Leadership.


    The GMHS Scholarship committee will select candidates to nominate for this scholarship who fall within the following parameters:

    • Minimum SAT score of 1200 and/or ACT score of 25
    • Minimum 4.0 weighted GPA
    • Minimum four AP classes or IB curriculum


    Morehead-Cain Preliminary Application and Information

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  • NCSU Park Scholarship - Deadline: 09/13/17

    Posted by Stacy Davidson at 8/8/2017

    The GMHS Scholarship committee will select two candidates to nominate for this scholarship who fall within the following parameters:

    • Minimum SAT score of 1200 and/or minimum ACT score of 25
    • Minimum 4.0 weighted GPA
    • Minimum four AP classes or IB curriculum

    NCSU plans to award approximately 35 Park Scholarships.  The four-year award is valued over $100,000 for North Carolina residents. 


    NCSU Preliminary Park Application and Information

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  • NC State University-Wide Scholarships

    Posted by Stacy Davidson at 8/8/2017

    The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers university-wide awards with varying criteria, including merit-based awards and merit with financial need awards.

    Value - varies by award
    Selection- varies by award
    Deadline - Apply for admission to NC State by October 15 and complete the FAFSA by March 1.  No separate application is required.

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  • NCSU General Shelton Leadership Endowment- Deadline: 10/15/17

    Posted by Stacy Davidson at 8/8/2017

    Value- $10,000


    Selection- Leadership, character and integrity, orientation toward community, a commitment to personal growth, and a commitment to fitness and wellness.


    Eligibility - Entering first year undergraduate students


    Deadline - Apply to admission to NC State by October 15 and complete the Shelton application by October 15.

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  • Levine Scholars Program at UNC Charlotte: Deadline - 09/22/17

    Posted by Stacy Davidson at 8/8/2017

    The Levine Scholars Program at UNC Charlotte seeks exceptional high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard. The program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to connect, transform and make a difference in the world. Levine Scholars receive:


    • An award for four years of tuition, room, board and mandatory fees 
    • An $8,000 grant to implement a service project of their own design
    • Four summers of experiences including study abroad
    • An undergraduate experience they will cherish for a lifetime


    The total value of this four-year scholarship is estimated at over $100,000 for in-state students.  If you would like to be nominated for this scholarship, please email or meet with your School Counselor by Friday, September 22, 2017.

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  • VFW Voice of Democracy Program: Deadline- 10/31/17

    Posted by Stacy Davidson at 8/8/2017

    Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.


    The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.


    The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.


    Please see the attached entry form and brochure.  Application deadline: October 31, 2017.

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  • Wendy’s High School Heisman 2017-2018: Deadline - 10/02/17

    Posted by Stacy Davidson at 8/1/2017

    The application is open to any high school senior who meets the following criteria:


    1. GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    2. Proven leaders and role models within school and community.
    3. Participate in one or more school-sponsored sports.


    Eligible athletes must complete the application online at: by 6pm on October 2, 2017.  To ensure timely review of applications, it is recommended to apply ahead of the October 2 deadline.


    List Counselor Stacy Davidson ( as the school reviewer for applications.  This will generate an email that will be sent to Mrs. Davidson to confirm the student’s participation.  


    As part of the application process, students must submit the following materials to Counselor Davidson.  This is due no later than Friday, September 29, 2017.  Student should submit this information in one packet.  Do not submit these items separately.  Make sure your name is included on all documents.


    1. Letter from Coach that includes:
      1. Student name
      2. Sport
      3. Confirmation of participation during senior year
    2. Copy of SAT scores (you may print from your College Board account)
    3. Letter of recommendation - 500 words or LESS - from a teacher or coach.  The coach who submits the verification letter may also submit the letter of recommendation.

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